Defective Product Liability Claims Lawyers Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee
Our team are experienced in dealing with faulty product claims ranging from products that have been purchased in shops or online, to defective implants used for medical purposes, such as breast or hip implants.
If you have suffered an injury as a result of a faulty or defective product, our specialist team can help you claim the compensation you deserve. We understand how much of an impact your injury may have had on your life, and the lives of your loved ones, so we always strive to obtain the maximum amount of compensation available to you. To discuss your specific circumstances with a member of our team, contact us today by calling 0800 988 8082 or complete our online enquiry form and one of our specialist solicitors will get back to you right away.
If you have suffered an accident or injury as a result of a faulty or defective product, we understand that you may have some questions about bringing a claim. Our lawyers will ensure that you fully understand the process. They will explain things to you clearly and concisely. We help clients with a broad range of defective product liability claims including;
- Medical implants
- Medical equipment
- Food and supplements
- Household goods
- Children’s toys
This list is not exhaustive, so if you have suffered an injury contact us to find out whether you might be able to bring a claim.
What is a faulty product?
Under the Consumer Protection Act 1987, all products – whether physical or digital - must meet the following standards:-
- Be of a satisfactory quality. They should not be faulty or damaged when you receive them
- Be fit for the purpose they are supplied for, as well as any specific purpose you made known to the retailer before you agreed to buy the goods
- Match any description given to you, or any models or samples shown to you at the time of purchase
Where a product falls short of these requirements and you are injured as a result, you may be able to bring a claim for compensation.
What happens if I am injured by an unsafe product?
In accordance with the Consumer Protection Act 1987, anyone who is injured or suffers illness as a result of a faulty product can seek to claim compensation from the manufacturer.
In order for your claim for compensation to be successful, it must be established that:
- The product was defective and
- That the defect caused you injury
You do not need to establish negligence against the Defender. However, you will be required to prove the product was faulty and your injury was caused by the defect. The team at Calio Claims have considerable experience in handling personal injury claims involving faulty or defective products and can manage all aspects of your case for you.
In order to bring a successful claim, it is important that you keep the product, its packaging, the original purchase receipt and any other paperwork such as the instructions, the guarantee and a user manual. Taking photographs of the item and your injury is also very helpful.
What faulty products can I claim for?
A product can be almost anything that can be packaged and sold and can include any electrical good including its component parts. Where a component of a product or any raw material incorporated into a finished product is defective, it is possible that both the manufacturer of the component and the manufacturer of the finished product will be liable.
Who is responsible for the defective or faulty product?
Responsibility for product safety falls upon the producers. This may be:
- A person or company who have put their name on the product, or have used a distinctive trade mark and is confirmed as the producer of the product
- A person or company who has imported the product either within the European Union or outside the Union for it to be sold on
What can I claim for?
Our specialist solicitors can assist you in obtaining compensation for injury, as well as helping with rehabilitation and aftercare, recovering the cost of care, and pursuing any loss of earnings. We can also recover the cost of any damage to your property caused by the defective product.
Contact our faulty or defective product claims lawyers
If you have suffered an injury as a result of a faulty or defective product, contact our specialist product liability team today. The team is spread across our offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee, with our Dundee team covering Aberdeen and the North of Scotland.
We will discuss the circumstances surrounding your claim with you and will explain clearly and concisely how best to proceed. We will also be upfront about how likely your claim is to succeed, any costs involved, and also whether we can offer to work on a no-win, no-fee basis.